Prof. Em. Geoffrey Cantor

The complex interrelation of science and religion has been one of the principal research interests of Geoffrey Cantor, professor emeritus of the history of science at the University of Leeds. Within that topic some of his work has been directed to understanding Jewish attitudes to science and the role of Jews in science, especially in nineteenth-century Britain. He is the author of Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity and the Sciences in Britain, 1650–1900 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005) and he co-edited, with Mark Swetlitz, Jewish Tradition and the Challenge of Darwinism (Chicago, Chicago University Press: 2006).